All veterinary technician applicants are required to take the new California veterinary technician examination and the Veterinary Technician National Examination (“VTNE”). As an applicant, if you have taken the California veterinary technician examination and failed prior to March 1, 2014, you are required to take both the
California and National examination and pass in order to become licensed. However, if you are already a licensed Veterinary Technician you do not have to take the VTNE.
The Veterinary Medical Board of California (“Board”) now requires all veterinary technician applicants to take the California veterinary technician examination and the VTNE within 60-months of applying for the license. However, if you have already taken the VTNE and not the California veterinary technician examination, the Board requires all applicants to take the California examination within 60-months of passing the VTNE.
Please see the link for more information or email further questions to vmb@dca.ca.gov.